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La Rustica, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

La Rustica

4.8
4.8
904 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
We are proud to breathe new life back into the oldest Italian restaurant in Doncaster – formerly known as Villa Romanas. Our aim is to deliver quality, affordable Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist – all served in a unique & relaxed environment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01302 363475
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • Yorkshire

    Italian

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Yorkshire

    Hot spot

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • South Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • South Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • South Yorkshire

    Lively

904 Reviews
  1. Stacey

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt the most gorgeous food/service every time we visit.

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  2. StuartM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, excellent attentive service in wonderful surroundings and all at a very reasonable price. Our first visit, had a lovely evening, what a find and we'll be back soon.

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  3. SteveC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy all night, the short wait between courses reasonable. Noise level high - it was Saturday night - but the atmosphere was happy and sociable. Food, as always, was outstanding. On making a request to separate fish and accompanying sauce (medical grounds, could eat some elements, not others) the chef produced a wonderful response - despite the busy circumstances - for which I was very grateful. We visit Doncaster annually for an event held in the area and make La Rustica our first reservation for dinner every time (particularly needed for Saturdays). Wonderful restaurant, friendly and helpful staff - would recommend unreservedly.

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  4. ChazC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like to say a special thank you to all the staff for a brilliant night. I wanted to treat my wife for her birthday after she had mentioned that we hadn’t been out for a meal in ages and I wasn’t actually sure what to expect but from the moment we arrived we were treated and looked after superbly. We have to say a special mention to ECO who was fantastic all night We never had to wait for anything and at the end of our meal eco and the other staff gathered around the table and sang happy birthday to my wife which really ended a fantastic night. The food was 5 star The service was 5 star The whole night was 5 star I can definitely say that we will be returning to la rustica the best Italian that we have eaten. Cheers. chaz & sue

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  5. CosminS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Good food and great staff. I will definitely comeback. Thank you Rustica.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW. IS ALL I CAN SAY!! We went today to celebrate my partners birthday. We went early as I had to go in to work, so was the first people in. We had the place to ourselves. The lady that greeted us Marie was so lovely. Fantastic service so kind as she placed a balloon 🎈 on out table and happy birthday confetti 🎉 for him. The food was delicious and when I say that it's praise indeed. I fancy myself as a bit of a foodie and most places do not meet my standards. THIS PLACE DID . I had lasagne its flavours were simple out of this world. My partner had sea bass it had a crispy skin and looked like something from a magazine.His vegetables were cooked to perfection also. He said it was gorgeous. The kids had calzone and again , perfect. We will definitely be returning on every birthday. Marie looked after us so well . Well done La Rustica . Simply exquisite 👌.

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  7. ChelseaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited for food for too long we were there 2 hrs and it took them half an hour to get us the bill after we asked

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  8. BozenaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service . Maria made sure we have everything served to high standard. Good was excellent and beautifully served. I will visit again soon

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  9. MariaH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. The food was amazing and the people working there are so friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and very friendly staff! Great portion sizes too!

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  11. IanS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Valentines meal ive ever had. Beautiful food, my girlfriend said it was the best risotto she'd ever tasted, and my beef tagliatelli was devine. Service was excellent and it was a nice atmosphere too. Would definitely recommend and use again

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  12. Cass

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING! the atmosphere was amazing, the design was beautiful, service an staff were so lovely especially Maria and made our stay welcome, food was delicious overall 10/10

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  13. KevinFisher

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service everytime. Went out this time for Valentine’s Day with my family, we had a warm greeting, sat in a very cosy area of the restaurant and was well looked after by Ecu and his team. Nothing was a trouble for them. We ordered lasagne, carbonara and a kids meal and they all came out in good time, even considering it was Valentines. I have to highly recommend their carbonara, the pancetta in it is to die for and the sauce is full of flavour. The lasagne is my wife’s favourite, the tomato sauce is really rich and flavourful, wiped down with a side of their thick cut chips is bliss. The price is really good too, really affordable and a really nice atmosphere. Will be going back over and over again.

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  14. SarahH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Staff great a special mention for Maria

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  15. JaneC

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, lovely food, never let's you down.

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  16. Julie

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous evening at La Rustica. Food was delicious. Service was good. 2 desserts took a little time to arrive. Although I do appreciate it was very busy by this time! Also had to amend the bill as they the desserts had not been added. Overall, fabulous experience and we will definitely be back.

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  17. JacquelineW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's the 2nd time we've eaten here when in Doncaster. Lots of choice and lovely food. Would definitely recommend 😊 x

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  18. Yaniv

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, lovely food, good value. Eco looked after us, will definitely dine there again

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  19. Kate

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. My friends and I always look forward to coming here. I had my 60th here in December and it was amazing. Staff are familiar and always friendly.

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  20. Leah

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Blows any Italian out the water in doncaster!

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  21. Dessertnicker

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, friendly service and lovely surroundings. One of my favourite places.

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  22. DavidB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great restaurant everything is very good the staff are polite attentive and very obliging we went for a birthday and the staff sang happy birthday to him. The food is amazing and plenty of it, we had a calzone and a pasta dish, the atmosphere is very welcoming. We will definitely return👍😁

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was amazing. Cristo looked after us. Food was excellent. Proper home made traditional family food.

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  24. Chrisrow

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely as always and still had room.for desert at a push haha Very busy on a saturday

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely time at La Rustica, always very welcoming and friendly, they don’t rush you which is what we like , food was amazing as always , it was mine and my husband’s joint birthday , the table had balloons on , they sang happy birthday and at the end surprised us with a lovely dessert, overall an excellent experience will definitely be going back and complements to the chef and lovely staff.

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  26. BarryB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Rustica has got to be the best Italian restaurant in Doncaster. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly and very tentative. We will definitely be going there again

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  27. ClaireG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely meal and the staff were very helpful and friendly too.

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  28. BenH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service for a birthday meal. Food outstanding as always, will be returning.

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  29. LukeP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The customer service, The Food & The Price was perfect... me and my girlfriend very much enjoyed our date night! We will definitely be returning in the near future! Very friendly staff

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  30. SharronJ

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As of previous visits the food atmosphere service was outstanding and look forward to our next occasion when we will be visiting again

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here many times and the food and service are fantastic every time.

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  32. PaulT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm welcome and reasonably priced food. Quick and attractive service despite being busy. Codrura the waitress was very good.

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  33. RachelW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so tasty, we had the pasta meatball dish and it is just how they make it in Italy, the garlic pizza bread with mozzarella was extremely tasty. Food and drink prices really good and the staff were amazing, friendly, attentive and very informative. Will definitely be back.

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  34. JemmaB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food as always and they always make you feel welcome 🌟

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in Doncaster. Gorgeous food, big portions and great value for money. Our waiter was Moses and he was fab as were the other staff. Will be back👏🏽

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  36. RickyH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La rustica never disappoints, I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for a top quality Italian in Doncaster.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited la rustica as a family and the service was fantastic. We had prawns for starters which were tasty and crunchy for mains all the children has pasta which they thoroughly enjoyed myself and husband had a fillet steak which was nice asked for medium but was more well done. Overall fantastic meal my only complaint is the service charge which they automatically add on at 10% which can be substantial when 6 people are dining and drinking and should be left to yourself

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  38. gibsona

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great Italian, the food is fabulous The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great! You won't go wrong with La Rustica!

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  39. AndyP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for New Year's Eve. It was very busy but we were shown to our table quite promptly. Had bruschetta and cheesy garlic mushrooms for starter with Salmon Tagliatelle and La Rustica Chicken pasta for mains with a side order of garlic cheese a and tomato bread. For was excellent as was the service especially to say it was so busy.

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  40. JasonR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really nice, tasted fresh and was of good quality. The service from Maria was excellent, we were made to feel very welcome, she was friendly, efficient and personable.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

La Rustica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01302 363475.

La Rustica is rated 4.8 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Rustica

5 Nether Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2PH

Additional information

  • Area
    Doncaster
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine
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